Panasonic issued an apology for the delay of camera shipments due to the Kumamoto earthquake

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Update: Olympus issued a similar statement.

Similar to other Japanese companiesPanasonic Japan also issued an apology for the potential delay of camera equipment shipments due to the Kumamoto earthquake. Here is the translated text:

Apology and Notice of sales due to the effect of the Kumamoto earthquake

To everyone that has been affected by the Kumamoto earthquake that occurred on or after April 14, you heartily.

Due to the influence of the Kumamoto earthquake, some Niokimashite products of digital cameras, digital video camera, is a situation that affects the production and sales can not be avoided that come out of the commodity and is affected in parts procurement.
Customers started, that is now placed on our suppliers to inconvenience enormously, deeply apologize.

With regard to future prospects, as soon as possible to confirm the details, we will again inform. Thank you so that you look forward to your understanding.

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  • Olympus had a statement on their site as well (the Australian one anyway), but it was really a link to a statement. You have to download a PDF to read the statement. I didn’t bother.